Foreign minister: Finland may fully open border within days

Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa).
Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa). Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) says that Finland may make a decision on whether to open the border to tourists from Estonia in the coming days.

"Finland has been reliant on its public health views and treats all Schengen area countries in the same way," Reinsalu said Thursday evening, according to ETV current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera".

"In my view of the public health situation, Finland could make these decisions. I have called on my Finnish colleague to do so. So far as I have received feedback from them, reviewing these decisions is a matter of days or weeks, and I hope this will be done," he went on.

Estonian citizens have been able to travel between the two countries for work purposes since mid-May, without having to quarantine. Estonia's border has been fully open to travelers from Finland since Monday.

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